Whether you have an injury from a previous accident, an ongoing illness, or a condition from birth that makes you more susceptible to injury, pre-existing conditions can impact your personal injury case in a number of ways. The defendant may try to use your condition to justify paying less for your injury, so it’s important to have expert help on your side.
How a Pre-Existing Condition Could Compromise Your Case
Regardless of your pre-existing condition, the defendant (i.e. the person or party responsible for your injury) is legally obligated to pay compensation for any harm they cause to you. As such, they do not need to pay damages for your pre-existing condition.